While Berlin Burns : The Memoirs of Hans-Georg von Studnitz, Paperback / softback Book

While Berlin Burns : The Memoirs of Hans-Georg von Studnitz Paperback / softback

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The last few days have been days of intolerable tension we have done nothing but pack our belongings and store them in bomb-proof sites.

Danger threatens from all sides. The Americans are using phosphorous shells, against which all extinguishers are useless In a world in which havoc spreads far more quickly than life can burgeon, to look more than fifteen minutes ahead is pointless.

Entry for 4 April 1945. From 1943 to 1945, from his vantage point in the German Foreign Office Press and Information Section, Hans-Georg von Studnitz recorded the day-to-day events in Berlin.

He was in the perfect position to write such an account: he was entrusted with the drafting of Nazi political directives and was in constant touch with the foreign diplomats stationed in Berlin. This is a fascinating and comprehensive insight into life in Berlin: the bombings and its effects, social life, key personalities and events.

Studnitz writes with the trained skill of a journalist and a political commentator.

His account has few equals in the literature of memoirs.


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